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Monday, November 29, 2021

Bright Baubles, Delicate Baubles Dies, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I'm playing with the "Bright Baubles" set again. Well, not really again, I haven't played with it for a while so I thought I should get it out and see what I can create with it.  Here's how I made today's card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pacific Point card stock. Before I taped it on top of the card base, I die cut the solid bulb image from the "Delicate Baubles" die set and I set it aside.

Then on top of the Pacific Point card stock is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White card stock that I textured with a snowflake background. I didn't have anything current that would work, so this is what I used. I glued it in place on top of the Pacific Point piece. I prefer to glue because there's so much texture that I'm never sure if I get enough tape on it to hold it in place. But I do know the glue will hold it. I prefer to use the Tombow Mono glue because it doesn't not warp your card stock. I have a love hate relationship with this glue. I love how it holds but I hate it when I get it on my fingers because I find it difficult to get off.

Next I die cut the "Joy" bulb from the "Delicate Baubles" die set. I did use a double sided sticky sheet on my Basic White card stock to make this a sticker instead of something I needed to try to tape or glue in place. It saves SO much time and it's a lot cleaner too! I set this piece on the Pacific Point solid bulb. I added Dimensionals behind it and set it aside.

I cut a 1" x 5" strip of Pacific Point card stock and glued it to the front of the card about 1" up from the bottom edge of the embossed piece.  I wanted that area to have something but what? I thought ribbon might be pretty but I wanted some lacy ribbon.  So I took out my "Natures Thoughts" die set from the "Positive Thoughts" bundle and I die cut the fun border strip using the sticky backed card stock to make it into a sticker too. I cut the piece to fit my area. I cut the left piece so it was three bumps long. I removed the backing and set it in place on the left side of the card. Then I removed the backing on the remainder of the other piece and set it on the right. 

The bulb was placed over the the Pacific Point strip.  A bow was tied and set in place with a glue dot and the card was done.

Did you ever get that panicked feeling when you go to open the card and it won't open because you are trying to open the fold?  I did. I don't often check when I'm putting a card together, I just assume I have it right. I did have it right!  My card was folded so perfectly that the ends matched exact that it was difficult to separate them.  I caught a break there!! LOL

This was a very fun and easy card to make. I do like how it looks. I think that border strip piece fit this card perfectly!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Penguin Place, Penguin Playmates, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I have a fun and quick card for you today.  I love this layout. You can use it for a lot of other sets too, it's quick and simple.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Fresh Freesia card stock. It was cut on the short side. It measured 4-1/4" x 11" after cutting.  I folded it in half at 5-1/2".

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock for the layer.

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) was cut at 3-3/4" x 3-1/2". The dotted piece was the backside of the top piece and was cut at 1-1/2" x 3-3/4".  I taped those to the Basic Black piece and then taped them to the front of the card base.

I fussy cut a penguin from another sheet of DSP. I could have used the matching punch but I was too lazy to get up and get it and since it was only one penguin and simple cutting, I just took my scissors and cut it out. 

Then I had to get up anyway to die cut the circle. I took a scrap piece of DSP and die cut a 1-7/8" circle. I glued the circle to the front of the card and then I set the penguin in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words from the "Penguin Place" set using black Memento ink. I trimmed it to measure 1-1/8" x 9/16".  I cut the Fresh Freesia layer 1/8" larger all around. I taped the two layers together and then set it in place on top of the card using a couple of Dimensionals.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was taped to the inside of the card and the card was done.

This was a very fun and quick card to make. I love the fun background too!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see the fun penguin Christmas card,
Wanda


Saturday, November 27, 2021

Stitched Snowflakes, Penguin Place, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today I thought I'd make a snowflake card. Still no snow on the ground here in central Minnesota but it is a bit chilly.  And I know the snow will come.  What we had a couple of weeks ago here melted. What the people in the upper part of Minnesota got a couple of weeks ago they still have! They will get more too! SO for today I'll look at snowflakes on paper.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the top layer.

I took a 1-7/8" circle and I placed it behind the top layer piece so I could see where center was. Then I stamped the words from the "Penguin Place" set using Real Red ink. 

The snowflakes were colored using my Wink of Stella pen, (something I'm going to be adding to my Christmas wish list!) and I colored each snowflake to give it some sparkle. 

I have a lightbox so I set my front layer piece on it and slid the 1-7/8" circle behind it, making sure the words were centered.  Then I glued on each snowflake around the circle. You could lightly draw the circle with a pencil but I think it would be a little difficult to erase once the snowflakes are in place. You'd have to be really careful at the placement of the snowflakes to cover the lines. But it can be done. Anyway, I used my lightbox and glued each one around the circle. I removed the circle and added Dimensionals to the back of the piece and set it in place on top of the card base. 

Tiny crystal rhinestones were added to the center of each snowflake and the card was done.

This is a very fun, quick and easy card to make.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Friday, November 26, 2021

Snowman Season, Stitched Snowflakes, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin'' Up! Catalog

I wasn't sure where I was going with this card. All I knew was I wanted a silver snowflake.  This in what I came up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.

Next I cut a 4-1/2" x 3-1/4" piece of silver foil card stock. And on top of that is a 4-1/4" x 3" piece of Basic White card stock.

I stamped the words from the "Snowman Season" set using Versa Mark. Then I sprinkled on some silver embossing powder and heat set it. 

I die cut the snowflake from a scrap piece of the silver foil. I wasn't thinking or I would have just cut it from the silver rectangle I had cut for the layer. Oh well, I got my snowflake either way. The snowflake is from the "Stitched Snowflakes" die set. 

The silver foil layer and white top piece were taped together and then taped to the front of the card.

I set the snowflake in place using a small Dimensional and I added a crystal rhinestone to the center and the card was done.

Yup, just as simple as that!

This is a very quick, easy and elegant Christmas card.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Penguin Place, Penguin Playmates, Chap Stick Lip Balm Holder, Stocking Stuffer, Weekend Project

It's time for a project. I like to call them my "Weekend Projects" because I most often work on the on the weekends.  But it's the night before Thanksgiving and I was caught up on everything I need for tomorrow so I thought I'd work on something other than a card.  A Chap Stick holder is on the worktable! I have made these before and they are fun to make. They are useful and they make great stocking stuffers.

I found the holder on Split Coast Stampers many years ago. Click here for the link to the pattern.

Here's how I did mine. The outside of my holder is 5-3/4" x 3-1/2".  I scored it at 2-1/2" and 3-1/4" on the long side.

The inside is done the same except there will be some cut lines. Once you've scored the inside, you will be making cuts that will be supports for the Chap Stick.  See the photo for cutting.  You can also cut the slots for the ribbon or you can use a small punch to make a line or you can use a single larger round punch. As long as it's big enough to get the ribbon through.

Once you have your front and inside done, start by gluing the inside piece in the center. Be sure not to glue over the areas you made the supports.  If you do that, it will be glued shut and not hold anything! And no, I have not glued mine shut! I actually paid attention.  After the center was glued, I glued the front and then the back.  I cleaned up my slit marks to make sure they lined up.  

Now it's time to decorate. The front piece of Designer Series Paper, DSP was cut 2" x 3".  It's from the "Penguin Playmates" 12" x 12" package.

The words are from the "Penguin Place" and were stamped using black Memento ink. I used the smallest circle die to cut them and I grabbed a scrap piece of Just Jade card stock and I used the smallest scalloped circle. I taped the two circles together and then set it in place using a few Dimensionals. 

Then I took some ribbon and threaded it through the holder and I tied a bow. The ends were trimmed and the holder was done.  

I really enjoy making these. They are fun and easy and don't take much time at all. I think the cutting the lines with an x-acto blade is the longest part of the card. I rounded my corners but you don't have to, you can leave them as they are. I just thought it gave them a more finished look.

I need to get some more lip balm so I can whip up a few more of these for stocking stuffers.  This would also make a great teacher gift. 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see today's weekend project,
Wanda

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Little Delights, Merriest Frames Dies and Embossing Folder, Forever Fern, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

I was having a little bit of regret not getting the stamp set that went with the "Merriest Frames" dies and embossing folder. But a bright idea came to mind and the regret went away!  (That was a close call!!  LOL).  I went for white, light and elegant!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  I cut my card stock on the short side of the sheet so it measured 4-1/4" x 11".  I folded it in half.  Next I textured the front using the  "Merriest Frames" embossing folder. My card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. A little different than I usually do but it's okay, I like it.

I cut a 2-1/8" x 2-7/8" Piece of Real Red card stock for the inside of the embossed frame. There's also a fun stitched rectangle die in the "Merriest Frames" die set. I die cut it out of Basic White card stock.  I stamped the words from the "Little Delights" set using Real Red ink. I centered them as much as I could. Then I taped the stamped piece to the stitched rectangle piece and those were then taped to the center of the embossed card.

There are two larger flowers and two small flowers in the die set so I cut them using Basic White card stock. I colored them with Wink of Stella and set them aside. 

I wasn't sure what I was going to do about the leaves. I didn't have the stamp set and just die cutting the leaf image wasn't going to work. So I got out the "Forever Ferns" set and die cut two sets of leaves. I also colored them with the Wink of Stella pen.

I set the leaves on the card for placement. I ended up trimming off some of the leaves and moving them to the upper corner and keeping the larger parts at the bottom. I added a little tape to the corners of the rectangle piece and set the leaves in place.  

The largest flower was placed at the bottom left and the smaller one on the upper right.  I used a Dimensional to set them in place. The Dimensional will also help keep the leave in place more too.  The tiny flower parts were added to the center of each of the larger flowers with a dot of glue. 

For the final touch, I added a tiny pearl to the center of each flower and the card was done.

I think it has a very elegant look and I was thrilled that I was able to make a fun card without the use of the stamp set that went along with it!!!  YAY!!!  

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Forever Fern, Many Messages, Fall Friendship Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Once again I thought I'd play with the "Forever Fern" set to see if I could get some fall or even winter cards made using it.  These colors scream Christmas.  Mostly because I was leaning towards a Christmas card when I made it but after reading some email, I realized I needed to change the genre. So here's what I ended up with.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Real Red card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.  I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Mossy Meadow for the layer and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White for the top. I textured that Basic White piece using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued it to the Mossy Meadow piece and then I taped that to the front of the card.

I cut a 3-1/4" x 2-1/4" piece of Basic White for the focal piece. I used Crumb Cake ink and the dotted stamp from the "Forever Fern" set on it. I did stamp off once because I didn't want the dots too dark. I taped that to a 3-3/8" x 2-3/8" piece of Mossy Meadow and then I taped those two to a 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of Real Red card stock. Then that was taped to the center of the front of the card.

Next I die cut the gold foil leaves and set them aside. 

The swirl was from a retired set and I had found it in my "Forever Fern" set just sitting there waiting for me to do something with it. SO I thought I'd tuck it in behind the gold foil leaves and see what happens when all is said and done!

I stamped the leafy green images using Mossy Meadow ink. I die cut both of them. And I stamped the round leaves (I always think they look like a cluster of berries), I used Real Red ink.  Before I set the red leaves on top of the green ones, I colored them in using my Wink of Stella pen. It helped blend the colors a bit. The pen picked up some of the ink and moved it around on the image. I like that look, it looks like the image was stamped in color instead of just outlined.  I held the leaves in my hand and set them up where I liked them. I turned them over and taped them together. I was careful not to move them because I really liked my placement.  I set them aside while I taped down the circle piece and the gold foil leaves. Then I added Dimensionals to the cluster I created and set them in place on top of the card. 

The words are from the "Many Messages" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I had used my "Classic Label" (retired) punch to punch them out. I trimmed off the points on each end and set them in place just below the bottom of the cluster. Oh, I did have to trim off the stems at the bottom of the cluster of leaves, they didn't look good sticking out the bottom of the words.

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock to the inside of the card and it was done.

I really do like how this card turned out. I think I'd like to try this set again using the Christmas theme.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by today,
Wanda

Monday, November 22, 2021

Snowman Season, Wintry 3D Folder, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I had purchased the "Wintery" 3D embossing folder and have not used it much. It's not a full size folder so that's part of the reason. But today I thought I'd use it in strips and make it fill up a page. So here's how I made my card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I embossed the card stock. The piece of card stock that fit in the folder was enough to cut three 7/8" wide by 4" long pieces. So I had to texture another piece because I needed one  more.

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8 piece of Basic White card stock and glued the 4 strips to the top, leaving 1/8" on the sides and top.  Then I stamped the words from the "Snowman Season" set using Pool Party ink.

I took some white ribbon that I had and wrapped it around the card stock. Then I added a thinner Pool Party colored ribbon on top of it to bring in a bit more color to the card.  I taped the ribbon to the back and then added scotch tape to secure it even more.  I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece on top of the card base.

I had snowflakes left from the card I had made on the 18th. You can see hit by clicking here.  I have several of the spritzed Stitched Snowflakes sitting around from that card.  It was nice to actually be able to use one. I set the snowflake in place using a small Dimensional and then I added a crystal rhinestone to the center and the card was done.

This card was super quick and easy and I could see myself using up those larger snowflakes making more cards like this. I have three more so that shouldn't be too bad.  Plus I have an extra panel because you can get three off one piece of textured card stock. So I guess I'll be making them!!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Bright Baubles, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Occasions Catalog

Have you ever bought a stamp set just because you saw one card you just absolutely loved and had to make?  Well, that's what happened to me with the "Bright Baubles" set. I ordered the set. I waited anxiously for it to arrive and then I made that one card that I just had to try.  Then what? I did find another one and perhaps a third one and that was about it.  UGH!  Today I ran across this one on Pinterest and thought I'd give it a try. I do like the set but have regrets because it's a bit difficult to work with. Sometimes there's stamp sets in the past that you can find images to recreate the card with current stamps but this one didn't really have any out there to work from.  So I'm at the mercy of my brain to figure out some way to use this set and when I run across one on Pinterest, I jump at the chance to make it.

So here's how I made today's card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Real Red and taped it to the front of the card base. 

A 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock was cut and then the center was die cut using the die that cut the solid piece. I saved the piece that was cut out so I could use it for the detailed piece. I did take that piece and used a double sided sticky sheet so I could make it into a sticker. I do not like gluing pieces like that with so much detail. But it can be done by placing some glue on a piece of waxed paper (I save the backing sheet from my Dimensionals), then I put some glue on it and fold it over but don't crease the fold, I'm just trying to get the glue to go evenly all over the piece. Then I set my die cut piece on top and press down with another piece of waxed paper, copier paper, paper towel or anything that won't stick quickly to the design where the glue oozed out.  And it's now ready to set in place.   So before all that happened, I textured the 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued that on top of the Real Red piece.

Then the bulb piece was die cut and added. I set a scrap piece of copier paper on top and placed a punch on top while I die cut the ribbon piece. I used gold foil card stock to do that. I did not use the double-sided sticky sheet for that. I forgot and I wasn't going to cut another one, so I just did the glue on the non-stick paper trick and I set it in place. Just before I added the glue, I set it on the top of the card to see where I needed to trim off that long hanger. It was still a little bit long after gluing it in place so before the glue totally set, I lifted it up just a bit and snipped off the excess.  And that was it. No need to stamp, the words are already on the card.  How great is that? 

This was a very quick and easy card to make. I like the look of it, the Real Red makes that white bulb just pop. 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Penguin Place, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I found a fun "Penguin Place" card on Pinterest and thought I'd give it a try. You can see the original card here.  And here's how I made it.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Fresh Freesia card stock. The card stock was cut in half on the short side. After it was cut it measured 4-1/4" x 11".  

I cut two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of Basic White card stock and taped one to the inside.  Then I took the other one and taped on a 4" x 3" piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Penguin Playmates" 12" x 12" package. 

The words are from the "Penguin Place" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on Basic White card stock. I die cut the circle with the words to the left and up a bit. I needed to make room for the penguin. The original card has a package and is a birthday card. I didn't need a birthday card at the moment so I thought I'd stick with the Christmas theme for the week. I set the circle on top of the card so I could see where to stamp the snowflakes. I used Fresh Freesia ink to stamp them.

I had fussy cut a tree from the DSP package. There's always those little images that seem to get tossed out with the recycling after punching or fussy cutting out the larger ones. I thought the tree would look cute on here. Though I could have done a package, it would just look like a Christmas present. But I wanted to pull a bit more of that Just Jade green onto the card. 

The penguin was punched out using Basic Black and Basic White card stock. I stamped the feet on a scrap piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock and I punched them out. Then I glued them to the front of the penguin. I stamped his eyes on using black Memento ink and I stamped the bow tie using Pool Party ink. I glued the white piece to the black piece and set it aside to dry a bit.

I took the front piece and taped a 5" piece of ribbon across the front. I secured it in the back with snail tape and then with scotch tape over that. I added Dimensionals and set it in place on the front of the card.

The circle piece was set in place with Dimensionals. I added one Dimensional to the bottom of the penguin and some snail tape to the top and set him in place and that was it.

This was a very fun, quick and easy card to make. I love the looks of this card, it's so bright and cheery.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Friday, November 19, 2021

Penguin Place, Stitched Snowflakes, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today's Christmas card was fun to make. The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Just Jade card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Penguin Playmates" 12" x 12" package. There's SO many fun designs in this package. 

Next I cut a 3-5/8" x 3-5/8" piece of Misty Moonlight card stock. Then I cut a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of the Fresh Freesia snowflake DSP.  I also cut a Basic White piece so there was a bit more stability to the DSP. I taped the two pieces together and then used the 2-15/16" circle die and cut the center out. I taped a piece of the dotted DSP to the back of that piece and then that was taped to the front of the car about 1/4" from the top, left side and bottom. 

Then I fussy cut the penguin, polar bear and fox from the DSP. On one of the sheets there was a lonely tree that I just couldn't put in recycling so I fussy cut it too.  I set the bear in place using Dimensionals. Then I taped the little tree to the left of it.  The penguin and fox were added using Dimensionals and tape where needed.

The words are from the "Penguin Place" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I used the "Double Oval" punch on the words.  There's a scallpy oval on that punch and I used Misty Moonlight for the layer.  I taped the two ovals together and set them in place using Dimensionals.

I die cut a snowflake from the "Stitched Snowflakes" set using Basic White card stock. I set it in place using a tiny Dimensional. I glued a silver sequin from the "Subtle Shimmer" sequins pack to give it a bit of a sparkle.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was added to the inside and the card was done.

Thankyou SO very much for taking your time to stop by to see today's Christmas Card,
Wanda

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Snowman Season, Color & Contour, Painted Poppies, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

It's trying to snow outside. The sky is dark and there's little flakes and then pellets but they are not amounting to anything. Which is a good thing, I'm not ready for snow yet. A white Christmas is pretty but it's not Christmas time yet, is it?  So while it's trying to do it's thing outside, I thought I'd make a card with snowflakes on it and here's what I came up with. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut my piece in half on the short side of the sheet. After cutting my piece measured 4-14" x 11". This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I took a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic White card stock and I placed some snowflakes on it. The snowflakes are from the "Stitched Snowflakes" die set. It doesn't matter what color you die cut them but I used white in case I liked how they looked after I could use them on another project.  After laying them on my piece of Basic White card stock, I spritzed them using a mister bottle with some Pool Party ink and rubbing alcohol. I prefer the rubbing alcohol because it doesn't warp the card stock like water can do.  Once I was done spritzing over the snowflakes I removed  them and I had a pretty background.  A little tip on the spritzing, do it about 8-10" from the piece you are spraying or it could move on you. I just lightly sprayed all over the piece until I thought it was covered enough.   I am thinking about die cutting a bunch of the tiny snowflakes and making a background like this using them.  

Okay, after I was done spritzing, I took the scalloped die from the "Color & Contour" bundle and cut the edge about 1-1/2" up from the bottom. I taped this piece in place on the top of the card base.

Then I die cut the swirly circle using the die from the "Painted Poppies" bundle. 

The words are from the "Snowman Season" set and were stamped using Real Red ink. Then they were die cut using the 1-7/8" circle die. I taped the words to the swirly Pool Party piece. I added Dimensionals and set the piece in place on the front of the card.

It looked a bit bare so I thought I'd use the "Subtle Shimmer" sequins. I set them in place with Mono glue.  And that was it.  A super quick and easy card. I REALLY like the background.  I may have to try it with the "Penguin Place" set.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Stitched Snowflakes. Wintry 3D Embossing Folder, Banner Year, Christmas Card

You say you want a quick, easy, simple yet elegant looking Christmas card.  Well, here it is.

I really like the snowflakes in the "Wintery 3D" embossing folder package. The other design is pine needles.  But I like snow and this is SO pretty.  I would rather have had it a full size embossing folder but I guess that makes me try to see the challenge.  So here's what I did with that folder today.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was cut for the top piece. I used a corner rounder to round the corners. I set this piece face down on my scoring board and I scored the left side at 3/4" down from the top and 5/8" in on the left side. I scored down to 4-5/8".  I turned the piece and scored from the left score line I just made to the 2" mark. This area is not 2" wide, I just scored to the 2" mark. Then I turned the piece again and scored down the right side. And then the bottom was scored.  

I embossed a piece of Basic White card stock using the "Wintry 3D folder.  I cut it at 1-1/4" x 4".  After setting the piece inside the scored area I could see that I needed to trim one end of the strip. It's better to have it too long at this point than too short. I probably trimmed about 1/16" off. I glued the strip in place. I prefer to glue textured pieces over taping them for two reasons.  One the surface is not smooth anymore and two, I don't want to crush the texture. Then I added Dimensionals to the back of the piece and set it in place using Dimensionals. 

I die cut a snowflake from the "Stitched Snowflakes" dies and set it in place using a small Dimensional. A single crystal rhinestone was added to the center.

The words are from the "Banner Year" set and were stamped using Pool Party ink. I stamped them on a 3/8" x 2-3/8" piece of Basic White card stock.  I trimmed the ends and set it in place with small Dimensionals.  And that was it.

This was s very fun, quick and easy card to make. I love using this layout too. It frames in the panel nicely, whether you are using textured card stock or Designer Series Paper (DSP).  

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop be and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Art Gallery, Fall Birthday Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today I thought I would make another fall card. I thought the "Art Gallery" set would be a great place to start. I have made many cards using this set but for fall ones, not so much. Probably because the set was in the catalog that came out in May!  That may have had something to do with it! LOL

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Cajun Craze. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock. Actually, I cut two, one for the front and one for the inside. I taped both of them in their respective places.

Then I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White and textured it using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued it on top of the Basic White piece that I had previously taped down.

Then I cut a 3" x 4" piece of Basic White card stock and a 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Cajun Craze card stock for the top layers. 

I took some larger scrap pieces and stamped the flower from the "Art Gallery" set using Cajun Craze ink. I stamped off on the larger more solid piece and I just stamped full on ink with the detail image. Then I stamped the leaves and stem using Mossy Meadow ink. I die cut the two together.  I added Dimensionals to the back of both. I lined them up on the Basic White piece to see where the wording was going to go. 

The words were stamped using Mossy Meadow ink. After the words were stamped I set the flower and stem piece in place.  I colored some rhinestones using the dark Cajun Craze Blends pen. I set three of them on the center of the flower.

I added Dimensionals to the top piece and set it in place on the front of the card.  And that was it. This was a very fun and quick card to make. Plus it's a nice fall looking card too!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's fall card,
Wanda